adiwan (adiwan)

  1. Whenever the word "lose" is stretched like "looooooose" does it mean "lose" or "loose"? Weird shower thoughts.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  2. The spammer user names get more and more outrageous

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  3. Yay! A new season of Jessica Jones is out! Oh no! It's the last. I really enjoy watching this wreck of a character.

    about 3 days ago from web
  4. I hate when 1) it's hot 2) I need to air my apartment to cool down 3) my neighbours fried 4) the atmosphere is contamined with the smell of frying oil 5) all the smell goes into my apartment.

    about 6 days ago from web
  5. @scribus At least it was worth it!

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  6. Devolver Digital's E3 stuff is always the best.

    about 6 days ago from web
  7. @drinkingpony Yeah. The solder pads are a bit small such that placing a cable might be cost some nerves. A little stress relief and hot glue might make it last. You can also short the reset pin directly on the ESP32 module but its pins are tinier. You can also use any other GPIO pin to trigger a software reset if you don't need all of them and a software reset works just as well as a hardware reset.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  8. @drinkingpony At least I try some other types breads that the baker offers.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  9. People who buy and play Blizzard games perpetuate the sameness of Blizzard games. There is not much incentive for Blizzard to innovate or to diversify their portfolio unless they have to after a decade of nothing.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  10. @drinkingpony It's certainly capable of streaming pictures. It can be clocked to 240MHz with no problem.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  11. @scribus Use one of these https://www.gocomics.com/phoebe-and-her-unicorn/2019/06/02

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  12. @scribus Use Alan Rickman from Galaxy Quest, by Grabthar Hammer's sake!

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  13. @drinkingpony I had something low-key in mind. I received recently a EPS-32 micro controller with a camera attached. I was just thinking of using this to send a very low FPS video stream to a second micro controller with a screen attached whenever the PIR sensor is triggered. I'm sitting in a corner in the office that is pretty much out of sight of the door and I'm sitting with my back to the door. I could use a mirror but that'd be boring.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  14. @drinkingpony 3.15€ to be exact! I have already ordered a replacement. It just takes some time from China. I also ordered a few other parts like a PIR motion detector. I plan to do something when someone enters my office. Like warn me or greet the entering person. I don't know yet.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  15. @drinkingpony Thi is Not salvageable with my skills. The pads go straight into vias to the other side and there it is all covered with WS2812 LEDs. 3€ down the drain. Not worth my time to repair that. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/874616

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  16. The feeling when you solder pins to a LED ring and then it falls down to the ground in such a way that the pins rip out the solder pads rendering the LED ring useless.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  17. I got Pokémon Typing Adventure for the Nintendo DS for 12€ complete. This means that I now have a nintendo Bluetooth keyboard that I can connect to the PC or my Android tablet.

    about 12 days ago from web
  18. The $1000 monitor stand is just there to make the expensive computer look more reasonably priced.

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  19. @oracle The main problem is that I'm not responsible for the storyboard of the training. I'm the one who has to convert the gibberish into code. What I get is a very linear script that tells the user what to do and when the action has been done the next instruction appears. I use a giant state machine (in my current one there are about 80 states) for that purpose. Every time an action or an instruction has ended the state machine advances. The storyboard has 3 "difficulty levels" in mind in which the first level the user get all the instructions and the interaction items are highlighted. The second difficulty level is the same but without the instructions, and the 3rd is with no highlighting. In every state only the currently needed items are interactable and nothing more. My current training has also a little quiz in the second level and a thing where the user has to order the steps on a whiteboard. It's on the level of a kindergartener.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  20. @drinkingpony My cheapo soldering station has a "temperature" dial but that's more a suggestion. It works so far and I'm too lazy to get a better one. I haven't had a cold joint so far and for my imprecise hands it's good enough.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  21. @oracle I programmed several trainings in the past. One was about changing a pH probe of a waste water system, then one about assembling a car's front to the chassis, then one about assembling car cockpit elements, and now it's about servicing the welding gun on a robot arm. In general the clients want to train their people to do a series of task by the book, with no deviation, and they are done in VR because
    1) the machine/process doesn't exist yet and it's quicker to train it beforehand such that the time to applying the real process is as small as possible,
    2) training in the real environment costs too much because it halts/disturbs assembly line and such,
    3) train the process everywhere such that there is no need to go to the real location, which saves on traveling costs,
    4) It's flashy and good for marketing
    5) Can be repeated anytime
    6) A very critical error in real life occurs very rarely and it cannot be replicated in real life but can be in VR

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  22. @drinkingpony My tip is already crusty. It's a very old soldering iron (about 12 years?). It's already very abused. Last time I scraped off all the gunk and applied a layer of solder before turning it off. Whenever I buy a better soldering iron station then I'll take better care of the tip and buy some replacements.
    I still have a few Deutsche Mark coins somewhere floating in my closet.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  23. @drinkingpony My father gave me some hard flux but I cannot deal with it. it is very inconvenient to use such that I never touched it again. The flux does nothing except stink and fume on the tip. I solely rely on the flux in the solder whenever I solder. I think about buying a bit of liquid flux.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  24. @drinkingpony Can be fun for sure. If I'd build a clock I'd make something like https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3346801 or https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3201077 using an ESP8266 or ESP-32 and make it Internet connected such that it updates its time over NTP and add the ability to set the alarms by weekday and other superfluous features like a web interface for setting all of that and display temperature and humidity or a countdown to a specific date (Christmas)...

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  25. @drinkingpony You mean a clock such like that https://www.adafruit.com/product/1530 ???

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  26. @drinkingpony Ok... Inhaling was a bit of a strong word.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  27. @drinkingpony I think solder with Pb is mostly banned because of the problems when recycling. I used both and they are very similar in handling to my layman eyes. People swear on Pb solder because it creates a more flexible joint and is thus more reliable with age and board flex. I cannot confirm that claim. Of course flux is not healthy when inhaled, and is neither Pb. I guess for a hobbyist who uses solder rarely it isn't such a huge problem either way.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  28. @drinkingpony I haven't seen Bob's Burgers in a while but my last impression was that it was alright. Yeah, a bit clingy at times but mostly in a relatable way. I can also see its appeal or lack thereof.

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  29. @drinkingpony there was an episode in which Bob was Archer

    about 18 days ago from web in context
  30. @drinkingpony Bob's Burgers alter ego. So yes.

    about 18 days ago from web in context